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How much depth does the 2018 England World Cup squad have?

The 23-man squad that Gareth Southgate selected for the World Cup was surrounded more by silence than celebrations. Many of the fans were underwhelmed with the selection and while the squad choice has not had an impact on the World Cup betting 2018, where England remain seventh favourites to win, with odds of 16/1, it has still put major doubts in the fans’ minds. (more…)
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Mohamed Salah called out for diving

Liverpool have yet to secure a place in the top four of the Premier League this season.  That is the minimal aim and if the club fail to beat Real Madrid in the Champions League final and fall out of the top four, there will be no Champions League football at Anfield next season. (more…)
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2018 World Cup in Russia: stonewall defences

Over the many decades that the greatest sporting event in the world has taken place, a common trend has developed among the champions: the deployment of a stern defence. Germany and Italy have each won the World Cup four times, often built upon a staunch back line. Despite the praise often going to the flair-filled attackers, many of Brazil’s five World Cup wins have come from strong defending that allows the forwards to express themselves. So now, with the 21st World…
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Five big things to watch for in the 2018 World Cup

The 2018 World Cup in Russia promises to be a footballing extravaganza, with numerous nations in with a realistic chance of claiming the sport's most prestigious trophy. Five-time winners Brazil will fancy their chances of success, while the likes of Germany, Spain, France and Argentina should also put up a strong showing. Hosts Russia kick-off the tournament on June 14 against Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, with the final scheduled to take place at the same venue…
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The five things that will definitely happen in Russia

Russia will throw up a whole heap of surprises this summer. The host nation themselves will be desperate to cause a stir in Group A and make it to the latter stages, while elsewhere it’ll be a battle between the big boys, with the odd shock in between. (more…)
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